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Fireworks to come with a warning

June 18, 2018

Key West dogs and babies will have time to prepare for the next fireworks display, as city officials will now advertise the events after receiving complaints about a display at Casa Marina...more

US Sen. Nelson will vote against judge he backed

June 18, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, in a dramatic turnaround, said late last week that he will now vote against the confirmation of a Florida judge who mhe interviewed and once supported....more

Lloyd’s Bike Tour gets up close and personal

June 16, 2018

Mitch and Peggy Peacock’s recent Key West excursion was 10 years in the making — and well worth the wait. The pair from Miami Beach visits Key West as often as they can, and for 10...more

Residents sue over Irma claims

June 16, 2018

Roughly 350 lawsuits have been filed against the main windstorm insurance provider in the Florida Keys since Hurricane Irma ravaged the chain of islands. The 350-plus lawsuits against Citizens...more

Police arrest 2 men over previous cases

June 18, 2018

June 13 marked the end of the road for two Key West residents when the Key West Police Department arrested them for grand theft in two separate cases that resulted in arrests long after the crimes occurred.  In the first case, Andrew Mikhale Charles, 21, was arrested on charges of grand theft and fraud after...more

June 18, 2018

“Emergency responders were evacuated in Irma so it can and will happen. I was prepared during Irma and stayed. There were no emergency responders and many people who were not prepared.”  “When is the Sheriff’s Department going to do something about the people speeding up and down Key Haven Road all day long? Putting a...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Council to consider rollback in permitting

June 13, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Ten types of Islamorada building permits could be eliminated, Village Council members will hear Thursday, June 14. Another seven types of building permits could be processed...more

Fishing guide leader seeking House seat

June 13, 2018

KEY LARGO — The race for the Florida House of Representatives District 120 seat drew an Islamorada Democrat, Steve Friedman, the same month that former Democratic candidate, Key Largo real...more

Former Audubon researcher joins village staff

June 13, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Even as a professional Florida Keys birder, Pete Frezza still savors his time in Islamorada’s Plantation Tropical Preserve. “It’s my favorite place to come...more

Lobster traps could get earlier soak date

June 13, 2018

SARASOTA — Florida’s top fisheries agency ponders changes to commercial trap rules June 20 in Sarasota, and gets an update on the coral disease plague that threatens Florida Keys...more

Editorials

Affordable housing is crisis of our making

June 15, 2018

Affordable Housing. The crisis is at the top of everyone’s mind, yet the solution seems as far away as ever. This problem is far from new; historians can bring up examples of various...more

Is fasting a good way to lose weight? Yes. No. Maybe.

June 14, 2018

Last week, I explained a little bit about the more popular fasting programs for weight loss. There are 24-hour fasts where you eat nothing for a full day once or twice a week; Intermittent daily...more

Cheers and Jeers

June 9, 2018

Cheers: to the city of Key West for planting canopy trees and Royal Poincianas at the Truman Waterfront park. It will be a much more pleasant area to visit and play with the shade trees and the...more

Cheers and Jeers

June 2, 2018

 Cheers: to all of the 2018 high school graduates who received their diplomas this week. This is an exciting time in your lives as you leave behind your childhoods and begin your journeys to...more

Sports

309 lionfish caught over a weekend by competitors in REEF’s Miami Derby s

June 16, 2018

Over the course of two days, 14 lionfish hunters descended on the reefs of southeast Florida to compete in REEF’s Miami Lionfish Derby presented by Whole Foods Market and hosted at the...more

Klitenick powered Lady Conchs to a successful season, career

June 16, 2018

For the first time in Key West High softball history, the Lady Conchs beat district opponent and nemesis Gulliver Prep twice during the regular season — once at home and then at the...more

Lady Conchs weather storms in rain-shorted tournament

June 16, 2018

Stormy weather has not been kind to the Key West Lady Conchs softball travel teams over the past two months. Two of the five scheduled tournaments were totally rained out — the Briana Cox...more

Weekend Sports on Television

June 16, 2018

Saturday, June 16 AUTO RACING FS1 — Camping World Truck Series, M&M’s 200, practice, at Newton, Iowa, 9:30 a.m. FS2 — Camping World Truck Series, M&M’s 200, final...more